What does young mean?

Definitions for young
yʌŋ; ˈyʌŋ gər; ˈyʌŋ gɪstyoung

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. young, offspringnoun

    any immature animal

  2. Young, Loretta Youngnoun

    United States film and television actress (1913-2000)

  3. Young, Whitney Young, Whitney Moore Young Jr.noun

    United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)

  4. Young, Thomas Youngnoun

    British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829)

  5. Young, Pres Young, Lester Willis Youngnoun

    United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)

  6. Young, Edward Youngnoun

    English poet (1683-1765)

  7. Young, Cy Young, Danton True Youngnoun

    United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)

  8. Young, Brigham Youngnoun

    United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith; he led the Mormon exodus from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah (1801-1877)

  9. young, youthadjective

    young people collectively

    "rock music appeals to the young"; "youth everywhere rises in revolt"

  10. young, immatureadjective

    (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth

    "young people"

  11. new, youngadjective

    (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity

    "new potatoes"; "young corn"

  12. youthful, vernal, youngadjective

    suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh

    "he is young for his age"

  13. youngadjective

    being in its early stage

    "a young industry"; "the day is still young"

  14. unseasoned, untested, untried, youngadjective

    not tried or tested by experience

    "unseasoned artillery volunteers"; "still untested in battle"; "an illustrator untried in mural painting"; "a young hand at plowing"

Wiktionary

  1. youngnoun

    People who are young; young beings.

  2. youngnoun

    The younger generation.

  3. youngnoun

    Offspring.

    The lion caught a gnu to feed its young.

  4. youngverb

    To become or seem to become younger

  5. youngverb

    To cause to appear younger

  6. youngverb

    To exhibit younging

  7. youngadjective

    In the early part of growth or life; born not long ago.

  8. youngadjective

    As if young; having the look or qualities of a young person.

    My grandmother is a very active woman and is quite young for her age.

  9. youngadjective

    Of or belonging to the early part of life.

  10. youngadjective

    Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.

  11. Youngnoun

    for the younger of two people having the same given name.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Young

    not long born; still in the first part of life; not yet arrived at adolescence, maturity, or age; not old; juvenile; -- said of animals; as, a young child; a young man; a young fawn

  2. Young

    being in the first part, pr period, of growth; as, a young plant; a young tree

  3. Young

    having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak

  4. Youngnoun

    the offspring of animals, either a single animal or offspring collectively

  5. Etymology: [OE. yung, yong, ong, ung, AS. geong; akin to OFries. iung, iong, D. joing, OS., OHG., & G. jung, Icel. ungr, Sw. & Dan. ung, Goth. juggs, Lith. jaunas, Russ. iunuii, L. juvencus, juvenis, Skr. juvaa, juvan. 281. Cf. Junior, Juniper, Juvenile, Younker, Youth.]

Freebase

  1. Young

    Young is a town in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia and is the centre of Young Shire. At the 2011 census, Young had a population of 6,960. Young is marketed as the Cherry Capital Of Australia and every year hosts the National Cherry Festival. Young is situated on the Olympic Highway and is approximately 2 hours drive from the Canberra area. Young is situated in a valley, with surrounding hills. The town is named after Sir John Young, the Governor of NSW during 1861-7.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Young

    yung, adj. not long born: in early life: in the first part of growth: vigorous: relating to youth: junior, the younger of two persons having the same name: inexperienced: newly arrived—in Australia.—n. the offspring of animals.—adjs. Young′-eyed (Shak.), with the bright eyes of youth; Young′ish, somewhat young.—n. Young′ling, a young person or animal.—adj. youthful, young.—adv. Young′ly.—ns. Young′ness; Young′ster, a young person: a lad; Youngth (Spens.), youth.—adj. Youngth′ly (Spens.), youthful.—Young blood, fresh accession of strength; Young England, the name applied, during the Corn-Law struggle (1842-45), to a little band of young Tory politicians, who hated Free Trade and Radicalism, and professed a sentimental attachment to earlier forms of social life in England; Young England, America, &c., the rising generation in England, America, &c.; Young Ireland, a group of Irish politicians who broke away from O'Connell about 1844, because of his rooted aversion to physical force; Young Italy, an association of Italian republican agitators, active about 1834, under the lead of Mazzini; Young person, Mr Podsnap's phrase for youth generally, considered as too inexperienced to hear about some matters within the range of adult human experience—from Dickens's Our Mutual Friend; Young Pretender, Prince Charlie, as distinguished from his father the Pretender or Old Pretender.—With young, pregnant. [A.S. geong; Ger. jung; also conn. with L. juvenis, Sans. yuvan, young.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. young

    A word often used for uninitiated.--Young gentlemen, a general designation for midshipmen, whatever their age.

Editors Contribution

  1. young

    Having qualities relating to youth.

    They were both young in their behaviour and outlook on life.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  
  2. young

    To have the body shape and skin of youth.

    People are looking younger these days and choose to exercise and look after their body so look and feel more youthgul.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'young' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #272

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'young' in Written Corpus Frequency: #492

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'young' in Adjectives Frequency: #14

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of young in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of young in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of young in a Sentence

  1. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    It shows the lure, the lure of this death cult to impressionable youngsters and it's very, very important that we do everything we can to try to safeguard our young people against the lure of this shocking, alien and extreme ideology.

  2. Mike Tomlin:

    Really, I’ve been more concerned about Dwayne the person, kind of getting to know him and getting an understanding of what he’s been through and how that’s shaped him positively and negatively, and affected the growth and development of his game, i just want to get to know the young man and help him grow in that way.

  3. Phillip Chesterfield:

    Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in advanced age, and if we do not plant it while young, it will give us no shade when we grow old.

  4. Awad Abu Samra:

    When they got out of the cars they were attacked by young settlers from the outpost who were carrying clubs and axes. They struck the cars with clubs but the security guards did not respond with their weapons.

  5. Andrew Simms:

    Sometimes, it can only take a single individual who's got a profile and a following among the young to shift expectations, or to introduce new ideas to make something that once seemed the preserve of some scientists and policy nerds, something that we should all be thinking about, i think sport has a huge role to play in this.

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